Originally posted on Dallas Innovates.

“If ever there was a time to celebrate teachers, that time is now.”

Kathleen Culebro
Founder and Artistic Director
Amphibian Stage
...on the one-woman show “No Child…” coming April 1-17.

Nilaja Sun’s award-winning “No Child…”—a one-woman, tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system—is coming to Amphibian’s main stage at 120 S. Main St. in Fort Worth April 1-17.

Called “marvelous…touching and funny,” by the New York Times, the show stars TV, film, and stage star Kymbali Craig (above). She’ll embody 16 characters from students to teachers, parents, and administrators “to weave the complex and bittersweet realities of under-resourced public school life,” according to the theater.

Culebro calls the show “a beautiful homage to the persistence it takes for educators to do their jobs well. We want them to feel seen, heard, thanked and supported. Theirs is a monumental and heroic task that should receive the greatest of accolades. The play is Amphibian’s offering to them, and an invitation to all to come together to laugh and commiserate with them for an evening.”

“No Child…” was named Outstanding New American Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. It’s based on Sun’s eight-year experience as a teaching artist in high schools across the Lower East Side of New York City.

“If ever there was a time to celebrate teachers, that time is now.”